Regents meet Friday

Regents meet Friday

Tessa Duvall

At the WKU Board of Regents’ third quarterly meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in the Mass Media and Technology Hall, the following items are on the agenda:

Academic Committee

Several new degree programs, minors and certificates are up for approval by the full board after being approved by the Academic Affairs Committee at last month’s special meeting. The appointment of several faculty awards are also subject to approval.

The following items will be presented to the board:

    •    Master of Music

    •    Undergraduate minors in Nutritional and Food Chemistry and Teaching English as a Second Language

    •    Undergraduate certificates in Drinking Water Operations, Data Analysis using SAS and Long-term Care Administration

    •    University Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Faculty appointments

    •    Change the name of program from Women’s Studies to Gender and Women’s Studies

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee will be presented with several athletics head coach contracts for approval, as well as a request for WKU to purchase more than 24 acres of property for Ogden and Potter Colleges.

The following items will be presented to the board:

    •    Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles’ contract extended by one year

    •    Head Coach Ken McDonald’s reduced pay contract

    •    Approval of Baseball Coach Matthew Myers’ contract with a base salary of $125,000

    •    Authorization and approval to purchase 24.15 acre property located at 1210 Bennett Lane for $365,000

    •    Approval of campus diversity plan

Also on the agenda for Friday’s meeting, Athletics Director Ross Bjork will provide the year-end athletics report, and Kathryn Costello, vice president for development and alumni relations, will give the year-end capital campaign update. Deborah Wilkins, chief of staff and general counsel, will update the Regents on legal matters in a closed-session meeting.

Several new faculty at WKU will also be presented to the Regents, including Jeffrey Katz, dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business; Brian Meredith, associate vice president for Enrollment Management; Matthew Meyers, head baseball coach; Vicky Rosa, executive director of Health Services; and Harvey Wallmann, director of the doctorate in Physical Therapy program.